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Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)

G  |   |  Comedy, Western  |  26 March 1969 (USA)
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In the old west, a man becomes a sheriff just for the pay, figuring he can decamp if things get tough. In the end, he uses ingenuity instead.

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McCullough is "passing through on my way to Australia" when he takes a job in a gold rush town. After a startling display of marksmanship he immediately arrests the youngest son of the evil landowner (Danby). A battle of hired guns begins as McCullough continues to tame the town and defeat the gunslingers with a combination of skill and wit. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Walter Brennan's part is a spoof of his part in My Darling Clementine (1946), in which he is head of the Clanton clan. See more »

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Before the final shootout, about a dozen Danbys are shown riding into town and dismounting. There is a cut to two men walking towards the sheriff's office but when the camera cuts back all the horses have now disappeared. See more »

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Jake: Now the way this story ends... is that they get married and he goes on to become governor of the state. Never gets to Australia, but he keeps readin' a lot of books about it. I get to be sheriff of this town... and then I go on to become one of the most beloved characters in Western folklore.
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Lyrics by Augustus Montague Toplady
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a work of pure comic genius
26 September 2003 | by (Georgia) – See all my reviews

Every actor perfectly cast, every line perfectly inflected, this was a work of pure comic genius that draws on all the stock cast of characters found in western novels and movies from the dawn of the genre. Great fun.


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